Otherwise and Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group have presented “Full Disclosure,” the first song to be revealed from the band’s upcoming new studio album.
The Las Vegas quartet—Adrian Patrick (vocals), Ryan Patrick (guitar), Nick Bedrosian (bass) and Joe Conner (drums)—has clawed its way through the rock ‘n’ roll ranks over the past decade. Its catalog spans fan favorites such as “True Love Never Dies” (2012), “Peace at All Costs” (2014) and “Sleeping Lions” (2017). Signature anthem “Soldiers” has amassed over 66 million Spotify streams and counting. Meanwhile, 2019’s “Defy” kickstarted another chapter. “Crossfire” eclipsed 5.1 million Spotify streams followed by “Lifted” with 3.7 million Spotify streams.
“Honestly, we have lived every single note and each fucking lyric we’ve written,” Adrian Patrick said. “We don’t have costumes or a gimmick. We’re just dudes on stage singing about what we’ve gone through.”
On “Full Disclosure,” clean guitar snaps into a rip-roaring refrain uplifted by a bold declaration: “I ain’t like them other motherfuckers, I’m a warrior.”
“We’ve met people who are different from their stage persona,” Ryan Patrick said. “It’s genuine frustration with people who aren’t what they seem. This is who we are.”
“To sum it up as a former business law major-slash-minor, ‘Full Disclosure’ is a legal term, and it means what you see is what you fucking get,” Adrian said.
Otherwise is working to inspire change in the world at large. Ryan and Adrian Patrick lead the 501c3 Life by Music, which supplies music programs with instruments. The guys visit schools, initiated a partnership with Gibson Guitars and even created the “Guitar Magic” coloring book.
“Hopefully, we’re creating an empowering environment where kids get the spark like I remember when music affected my soul,” Ryan said. “There’s nothing like seeing that. It’s cooler than anything we’ve done. It brings back the purity.”
Otherwise currently is on tour with Saliva.
6/16 Joliet, IL The Forge
6/17 Green Bay, WI EPIC Event Center
6/19 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
6/21 Springfield, MO Kiss Bar and Grill
6/22 Arnold, MO 21 Rock
6/23 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck
6/24 Evansville, IN KC’s Time Out Lounge and Grill
6/25 Creve Coeur, IL Crusens Rt 29
6/26 Sioux City, IA The Marquee
6/28 Minot, ND The Original
6/30 Hobart, IN Art Theater
7/02 Battle Creek, MI The Music Factory
7/05 Pittsburgh, PA Hard Rock Café
7/07 Indianapolis, IN The Rathskeller
7/08 Waterloo, IA Electric Park Ballroom
7/09 Saint Joseph, MO Café Acoustic Concert Hall
7/10 Columbia, MO Rose Music Hall
7/13 Cadott, WI Rock Fest Cadott 2022
7/27 Boston, MA MGM Music Hall at Fenway
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